First things first, I am proud to announce that as of July 30th, “Escape from Undermind: Worlds of Wonder Book I” is officially released. Here are a couple of links to make your purchase:
I couldn’t be happier right now. My novel is officially released and I’m just doing everything I can to get it out there. In the end though. I’m just happy. So many people want fame, money and power. I only want to create. When people appreciate my creations, that makes it way better, but I just want to create. To be completely honest, I have a difficult time when it comes to the business side of things. I suppose that’s why the Little Bot books never sold too well. I don’t want to do financial projections, I don’t want to do marketing, I just want to create. Creation makes me happy and to me: Happiness = Success.
The problem with that however, is the fact that the world doesn’t work that way. If you want to live, you have to make money. If you want to make money, you have to work or otherwise earn your keep. To live a happy life, you generally have to spend large amounts of time doing what you love. If you’re lucky, that means making a living by doing what you love. That’s the balance I’m looking for. I’m making the moves and dealing with the suits in order to get to the point of only writing.
As of right now, I’m failing at that. I don’t want you to feel sorry for me. I actually laughed when I typed that sentence. I’m just saying I’m not currently fitting into my definition of success. I am working two jobs and I can feel it draining my life-force. The constant exhaustion from working and not resting is definitely taking a toll, especially since it’s severely limiting the amount of time I have to create. I’m working at it though. With the release of my first novel, I feel creatively reinvigorated. I feel above all of the petty personal and professional squabbles and I am ready to work on what I love even more.
Fortunately, I like to take knowledge and inspiration from everything around me, so I made a short film to depict the difficulty of working to live while working toward my dream. It’s called “Starved for Time.” At the moment I’m looking over it and making changes, so I will be releasing it to the public next week.
I have always thought of myself as more of a one man show, but I know I need help more than ever now. I’m going to need a team of motivated individuals all over the country to help me push my art. Any and everyone that’s interested, please let me know in the comments or in any way you know how to communicate with me. I need as many purchases of my book as possible so please let me know of any marketing or PR ideas you may have… preferably free ones.
Thank you all and I appreciate your continued support!
P.S.- How I feel right now: